Entries are now accepted for the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Competition. This is the twenty-first consecutive year in which Doctors of the World–Médicos del Mundo (MdM-Spain) has conducted the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography competition. The contest is a reference within the world of photography, which seeks to extol humanitarian values and solidarity.
Since 1997, Médicos del Mundo has annually awarded the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Prize; A project that was born two decades ago as a tribute to the memory of Luis Valtueña, Manuel Madrazo, Flors Sirera and Mercedes Navarro, doctors of the World doctors killed in Rwanda in 1997 and in Bosnia in 1995 when they were working on humanitarian aid projects.
The competition has become a reference in the world of photography, which is extolling humanitarian values and solidarity, collecting real stories embodied in images that become testimony and denunciation of social injustices. In other words, in these 21 years of humanitarian photography, the spirit of the organization has been kept alive to combat all diseases, including injustice.
- The winner will receive a project grant of 6,000 euros (amount before tax, which depends on the winner’s nationality and situation) to develop a photography project composed of at least 50 photos and a 30-minute video shoot related to the work of MdM-Spain, whether in Spain or in other countries where the organization is
undertaking humanitarian action or international cooperation programs.
- The winner together with MdM-Spain will define the objectives and the development of the project, taking into account common interests and the operative security conditions related to possible destinations. The amount of the grant should cover all expenses needed to develop the project.
- Once the project’s terms are settled, MdM- Spain will not demand an account of those expenses. The grant will be given in three parts: 50% after the judges’ decision, 25% when the project starts and the remaining 25% when the project concludes.
- Along with the winning entries, MdM-Spain will select other photos from all those submitted to form part of a travelling exhibition.